ABOUT THE ARTIST
Electro-Fi recording artist Fruteland Jackson is a HistoryMaker (www.thehistorymakers.com).
He is an author, storyteller and oral historian, Fruteland grew up in Chicago. He is a five-time Blues Music Award Nominee and a recipient of the Blues Foundation’s “Keeping the Blues Alive” award. Fruteland performs Americana; acoustic blues, folk traditional and singer-songwriter styles around the world. Fruteland Jackson created the award winning *All About the Blues Series- Blues in the School Programs. His program motto is “Try, Trust, and Triumph”. Fruteland works to bring more music education in our schools.
Fruteland plays acoustic guitar with a focus on pre-war and post-war blues ranging from Robert Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy to Elizabeth Cotton, plus his personal interpretations.
Fruteland latest CD," Good as Your Last Dollar" was released in May 2019 and is available on Electro-Fi Records. He holds two nominations for a 2020 BMA Awards in Memphis in May. Ask Alexa to play his CD.
Fruteland has a spoken word CD ” Singing the Blues with Stories Vol. I”. This CD Includes Stewball (The Blind Racehorse and The Life and Legend of Robert Johnson. Available at CD Baby.com – IT Records
“Fruteland Jackson is foremost an entertainer, a man who knows how to tell a compelling story, how to mesmerize an audience with his tangy tales, to make them laugh.” “He knows who he is. He hung with Honeyboy Edwards, Robert Lockwood Jr., and Homesick James. He is an artist.” – Living Blues Magazine
Alsip, IL 60803